Edgewater Alliance Church and Warner Christian Academy were negligent in their hiring and supervision of Matthew Graziotti, according to the latest lawsuit filed in the case of the former teacher and summer camp director convicted for sexually preying on young boys.
The suit was filed Monday in Circuit Court by the parent of a child identified only as John Doe who lives in Volusia County. The family is represented by Morgan and Morgan, and one of the firm's attorneys working on the case is Belvin Perry Jr., the judge who presided over the Casey Anthony case and retired from the bench in 2014.
Graziotti was sentenced on Jan. 26, 2015, to 210 years in federal prison. A federal prosecutor described him as a “skilled sexual predator” and said Graziotti sexually abused 29 children under the age of 12, some as young as 6.
The suit is one of seven lawsuits filed in the case and the first one against the Edgewater Alliance Church. The other six were filed against Warner Christian Academy and its parent church, White Chapel Church of God.
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